International Business Management (Post-Degree Diploma)

Applications Available

Winter 2023: Currently accepting applications

Summer 2023: Currently accepting applications

Fall 2023: Applications open Oct 3, 2022

Admission Type
Open Enrolment - Additional Admission Requirements


The Post-Degree Diploma in International Business Management teaches you about importing and exporting, market research to develop market entry strategies, supply chain management, managing in international environments, and legal and financial aspects of international trade business. 

Graduate job-ready with the Career Boost program 

Designed for post-degree students, the Career Boost program prepares you for part-time paid or volunteer positions that complement your studies. You’ll participate in career-building workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, career fairs, networking with employers, peer-led leadership meetings and more. Once you graduate, you’ll get the continued support, skills and knowledge you need to find a full-time job in your field.

Get valuable work experience through the Business Internship program  

In the Business Internship Program, you’ll apply the theory and knowledge you’ve learned in class into a real-world business setting. During your unpaid part-time internship, you’ll be assigned tasks and projects that junior management, marketing, business, administrative and/or sales employees complete in the modern workplace. 

To be accepted into the internship program, you must contact the Career Centre early in your studies at Douglas College. 

Get one-of-a-kind training

The International Business Management program is the only one of its kind in Canada to be offered in partnership with the Forum for International Trade and Training (FITT) program, a not-for-profit organization offering international business resources, training programs and certifications for global trade professionals.  

All students enrolled in the PDD in International Business Management will be automatically enrolled in the FITT program and receive an industry recognized FITT Diploma in International Trade upon completion of all requirements. Once you complete a year of work experience in international trade, you may also apply for the International Trade Professional (CITP) designation. 

Please note that you must have a bachelor's degree in order to take this program. 

Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of 30 credits
  • 70% (21 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
  • Courses used towards a previously received credential can be used to meet program requirements, but additional courses will need to be taken to replace these credits
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits
Choose one of BUSN 1200 or ECON 1103    
BUSN 1200** Fundamentals of Business


ECON 1103** Globalization And The Wold Economy


Choose one of CSIS 1190 or FINC 1231    
CSIS 1190*** Excel for Business 3.00
FINC 1231*** Business Mathematics 3.00
Required Courses    
MARK 1120*** Introductory Marketing 3.00
BUSN 3100 Trade in the Global Marketplace 3.00
BUSN 3200 Global Trade Finance 3.00
BUSN 3410 Global Supply Chain Management 3.00
BUSN 3500 International Business Entry Strategy 3.00
BLAW 3700 (formally BUSN 3700) Fundamentals of International Trade Law 3.00
MARK 3300 International Marketing 3.00
MARK 4441 Marketing Research 3.00
Total Credits   30.00

**All students are required to take BUSN 1200 or ECON 1103 in their first semester of study. It is recommended that International students take BUSN 1200 to gain an understanding of the Canadian business environment.

*** Students with a non-business major in their undergraduate degree are required to take CSIS 1190 or FINC 1231, and MARK 1120 in their first semester of study. Students with a business major in their undergraduate degree who have taken Finance/Marketing/Business Math are strongly encouraged to take CSIS 1190 or FINC 1231, and MARK 1120. Students with a Major in Finance in their undergraduate degree can take 3.0 credits of 1000 to 4000-level electives instead of CSIS 1190 or FINC 1231. Students with a Major in Marketing in their undergraduate degree can take 3.0 credits of 1000 to 4000-level electives instead of MARK 1120. Affected students are advised to contact the Program Coordinator 3-4 weeks before priority registration for assistance with selecting electives and requesting pre-requisite waivers, if necessary. 

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • General College Admission Requirements
  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada or an equivalent credential from an approved institution of a different country. Any applicant who earned their credential in a language other than English must meet the Douglas College English language proficiency requirement.

Note: It is recommended that students have a minimum grade of 60% (grade C) on average in their undergraduate degree.


You can get an average cost for your program - tuition and student fees, books, uniforms, lab fees etc - on the Program Cost page. 

Only programs approved for student loan funding are listed on the Program Cost page. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.

Career Pathways

Career opportunities include:

  • Air Import Operations Assistant 
  • Assistant Development Executive 
  • Business & Industry Liaison 
  • Business Analyst 
  • Business Development Coordinator 
  • Canadian National Sales Representative 
  • Client Project Coordinator 
  • Financial Advisor 
  • Foreign Service Officer 
  • Immigration Officer
  •  International Account Specialist 
  • International Development Officer 
  • Business Development Management 
  • Recruitment Officer 
  • Accounting Coordinator 
  • IT Risk Management

Program Guidelines

Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

More Information

You will have to pay an additional mandatory fee of $425 (plus applicable taxes) to cover FITT eBooks, credit transfer and examination fees. Upon successful completion of the PDD in International Business Management program, you must mail a copy of your official transcript to FITT and pass the two FITT assessments selected by Douglas College.